The fifth edition retains all the strengths that have made Microbiology and Infection Control for Health Professionals a best-selling title:
- A sound scientific orientation
- Continual application to the clinical setting
- Coverage of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases
- Current statistical information of disease patterns
- Up-to-date terminology
- An emphasis on Australian and New Zealand data and clinical settings
- A central theme of highlighting the relevance of microbiology to patient care
- Full colour photographs and illustrations throughout
- Chapter focus questions provide initial objectives for student learning.
- Boxed tables list important information in a simple to review format.
- The Spotlight boxes found throughout the text deal with incidents or events that are of general interest. Website addresses for students to access worldwide information on infectious diseases.
- Coverage of advances in technology and strategies for prevention and management of infectious diseases.
- Full colour photographs, micrographs and illustrations throughout the text present realistic images.
- Focus on emerging infectious diseases and their possible impact on the health system.
- Recent issues and guidelines in public health policy within Australia and New Zealand regarding immunology, procedures and public health places the content within the local setting.
- Up-to-date statistics, data and research, based on the most recent Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) reports means students study the latest data.
- Concise Summaries at the end of each chapter and a fully indexed Glossary make student review easy.
- Study Questions are short questions for students to test their understanding at the conclusion of each chapter.
- Test Your Understanding case study questions appear at the end key chapters for a clinical application of the content.
NEW TO THIS EDITION
- An increased emphasis on new and emerging diseases, important public health issues and the impact of globalisation on the spread of disease..
- Chapter 1 presents an updated history of medical microbiology and a global perspective on the occurrence of infectious diseases in the world today.
- The chapter on diagnostic techniques and point of care diagnosis has been updated.
- Unit Three, which deals with prevention and control of infectious diseases, has been revised to include current guidelines and to highlight the importance of the increase in antibiotic-resistant organisms
- Featuring some new case histories with questions designed to test student understanding.
- Index of case histories and â€œspotlight onâ€ boxes now provided within the Prelims
- Updated statistics, data and research with a focus on the incidence of diseases in Australia, based on the most recent Communicable Diseases Network Australia (CDNA) reports.
- Increased clinical application sections
- New content will include expansion of immunology and greater coverage of wound healing and vaccines.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dr Gary Lee
Gary Lee retired from the Sydney Medical School (School of Medical Sciences), University of Sydney in 2012. Gary currently holds an Honorary Senior Lecturer position in the Sydney Medical School. and is a member of the Australian Society for Microbiology. In over 30 years in the tertiary education sector Gary has taught microbiology, immunology, physiology and pathophysiology at undergraduate and postgraduate level in a broad range of health professional courses including nursing, medical radiation technology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.
Dr Penny Bishop
Penny Bishop is an Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Medicine, the University of Sydney. Dr Bishop was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Clinical Nursing in the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Sydney for 20 years, where she was responsible for the development and integration of science courses into the undergraduate nursing curriculum. Penny's main area of teaching was microbiology and infection control in the pre- and post-registration program for nursing students, and also in the Master of Nursing program. She is currently an Honorary Associate in the Faculty of Medicine at Sydney University.